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Press Releases


2017

Less Common HBP Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Failure - Research from the Center for Health and Aging at the Washington DC VA Medical Center recently published in the International Journal of Cardiology suggests that Less Common Types of High Blood Pressure Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Failure in Older Adults. (03/24/2017)

Brain Injury Awareness Month - For Veterans, recovering from TBI can be a long and arduous process especially often complicated by having multiple injuries or co-morbid conditions. The Washington DC VA Medical Center serves as the VISN 5 Polytrauma Network Site (PNS). In fiscal Year 2016, the professionals in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service at the DC VA Medical Center treated 1,386 unique Veterans. (02/27/2017)

Super Bowl Sundae Social to Promote Veteran Wellness - Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center and NFL’s Earnest Byner Host a “Post Super Bowl Sundae Social” to Promote Veteran Wellness – Mind, Body and Spirit. (02/13/2017)

An Active Stand to Avert Homelessness - This past Saturday, the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center was transformed into a bustling, one-stop resource haven for homeless and at-risk Veterans. The 23rd annual Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down brought federal, local and state government agencies, Veteran Service Organizations, active duty service members as well as corporate and non-profit community partners, donors and sponsors together with one mission--to offer a full day of services to address the many contributing factors associated with homelessness. (01/31/2017)

Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down 2017 - Winterhaven will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the medical center on 50 Irving Street, NW in Washington, DC. The full day of services will address many of the contributing factors associated with homelessness including health care, mental health, housing and employment. (01/17/2017)

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2016

A Veteran Thanksgiving - Caring for Veterans in need in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area is a community effort built upon the strength and resources of private, public, federal and local government partnerships along with the service of many volunteers. (11/22/2016)

Expanding Outpatient Health Care Services to Montgomery County Maryland - On September 19 at 10:30 a.m., officials from Montgomery County and the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host a Golden Hammer Ceremony to signify the official landmark of the Montgomery County Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Gaithersburg, Maryland. (08/24/2016)

Mental Health Summit - Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s multidisciplinary team will host the 2016 Mental Health Summit Sept. 15 to enhance mental health care for Veterans through dialogue and collaboration between VA, private and local government mental health stakeholders, Veteran Service Organizations and the community. (08/23/2016)

Welcome Home 2016 - On Saturday, September 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, the Washington DC Veterans Affairs medical center is hosting its 10th annual Welcome Home: A Salute to Service celebration for transitioning Veterans. (08/22/2016)

PR Care in the Community - Going above and beyond to help Veterans and the community is all in a day’s work for the Washington DC VA Medical Center’s Inpatient Unit-3 East team. In spite of their hectic schedules, every week the team provides bag meals and clothes to area homeless shelters at their own expense. (08/16/2016)

DCVAMC Hosts 2016 Summer Media Engagement - Members of the media, Veterans and community stakeholders are invited to engage and expand communication with the Department of Veterans Affairs. There will be an opportunity to speak one-on-one with subject matter experts and take a personal look at methods in place to expand Veteran access to VA health care, benefits and services. (07/08/2016)

Data Breach - The Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center realizes the importance of safeguarding Veterans privacy and personal information. Accordingly, the medical center is taking concerted steps to inform affected Veterans of a recent potential breach of privacy information. (06/02/2016)

Community Tree Donation and Planting Project Offers Living Legacy to Veterans - On Saturday, April 16, the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center joins forces with Casey Trees, volunteers and community partners to plant 50 trees on the medical center’s Irving Street campus. The trees will commemorate the hospital’s 50 years of service to Veterans and will provide a living legacy for the community for many years to come. (04/12/2016)

Winterhaven 2016 - Homeless or at-risk Veterans may not be recognized right away. They look like anyone you might pass at the local bus stop or coffee shop. They are men and women, of various age groups and ethnicities, some with obvious handicaps, and some with disabilities you cannot see. The reasons that brought them to this point in their lives are just as numerous as they are. (02/27/2016)

American Heart Month: Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Offers New Hope - A little over a year ago, many DC-area Veterans who were considered to have high risk or inoperable valvular heart disease had very few options and a dim prognosis. This changed when the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center expanded their established Valve program to offer Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) to suitable Veteran candidates. (02/10/2016)

WWII Veteran Celebrates 104 Years - The Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center will celebrate the 104th birthday of its oldest living Veteran, George Boggess, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The festivities will be held in the medical center’s Community Living Center. (02/10/2016)

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2015

Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center First to Test for risck of Acute Kidney Injury - The medical center is the first hospital in the Mid-Atlantic Region and the Washington DC Metro Area to deploy the NephroCheck Test made by a San Diego-based company. (07/15/2015)

50 Years of Providing Quality Health Care to Veterans in the Nation's Capitol - Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical to Celebrate 50 Years of Providing Quality Health Care to Veterans in the Nation's Capitol (06/23/2015)

Music in the Park - "Music in the Park" offers an afternoon of family-friendly activities, offers time to engage as a community and showcases the talents of local Veterans. (05/18/2015)

DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center to host AUN J Classic Japanese Orchestra - The AUN J Classic Japanese Orchestra will fuse the sounds of traditional Japanese instruments with modern music during a performance for Veterans, medical center staff and community stakeholders. (03/20/2015)

Ladies' Night - DC VA Medical Center Hosts "Ladies' Night" outreach to Promote Whole Health for Women Veterans; Mind, Body and Spirit. (02/19/2015)

Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down 2015 - Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down: The Community Takes a Stand to Eliminate and Prevent Veteran Homelessness (01/29/2015)

Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down 2015 - Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center Takes Active Stand to Eliminate Veteran Homelessness During Winterhaven (01/14/2015)

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2014

Washington DC VAMC Hosts Winterhaven for Homeless and At-risk Veterans - Winterhaven – Washington DC VA Medical Center Hosts Winterhaven for Homeless and At-risk Veterans (01/01/2014)

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2012

VA Study Shows Regular Exercise Beats Statins in Lowering Mortality - VA Study Shows Regular Exercise Beats Statins in Lowering Mortality (11/29/2012)

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2011

VA Medical Center and Fisher House Foundation Dedicate New Fisher House - Former US Senators Robert and Elizabeth Dole will join VA Under Secretary for Health Dr. Robert A. Petzel and Fisher House Foundation Chairman and CEO Ken Fisher to dedicate the newest Fisher House on the campus of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC (DCVAMC), Thursday, September 8. (09/08/2011)

Washington DC VA Medical Center to Take Applications for New Caregiver Program - On May 3, staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published the interim final rule for implementing the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act 2010. (05/04/2011)

VA Medical Center Hosts "Welcome Home", A Health and Job Fair for Returning Combat Veterans - More than one-thousand returning combat Veterans, active duty service personnel and their family members will receive valuable health care and benefits information, a free lunch, and a whole day of family-friendly entertainment at the "Welcome Home" Celebration Saturday, May 14. (05/04/2011)

Over 500 Veterans at Winterhaven Homeless Stand Down - The Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down offered medical screenings, mental health consultations, employment support and housing services to 512 Veteran participants, 37 were women Veterans and six were from the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. (01/25/2011)

VA Sponsors Health Fair and Outreach Event for Homeless Veterans - The Winterhaven Homeless Stand Down will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VA Medical Center, 50 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC. Winterhaven brings together more than 70 community agencies, Veteran Service Organizations, and national and local businesses to provide one-stop support and services to homeless Veterans. (01/12/2011)

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